Self-serving responses arising from discrepancies between explicit and implicit self-esteem

@inproceedings{Kernis2005SelfservingRA,
  title={Self-serving responses arising from discrepancies between explicit and implicit self-esteem},
  author={Michael Howard Kernis and Teresa A. Abend and Brian Middleton Goldman and Ilan Shrira and Andrew N. Paradise and Christian Hampton},
  year={2005}
}
Recent evidence highlights the importance of distinguishing between secure and fragile high self-esteem when examining self-protective and self-enhancement strategies. The research reported here examines one way to make this distinction, namely discrepancies between individuals' explicit and implicit self-esteem. Study 1 focused on self-promotion and Study 2 focused on out-group derogation. Our findings indicated that compared to participants whose measured explicit self-esteem was congruent… CONTINUE READING

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